Intersex Writer and Activist
My Interview on SoCal Public Radio’s Air Talk

My Interview on SoCal Public Radio’s Air Talk

Big thanks to Air Talk host Larry Mantle, and everyone at 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)– a member-supported public media network that operates across the region, reaching from Santa Barbara down to Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and out to the Coachella Valley– for a great interview earlier today.

Larry’s questions were smart, on-point and respectful, and I hope it was an educational, acceptance-building experience for all. Interview just over 13 minutes.

Note: I did notice, upon listening, that one of my answers to Larry’s questions came out in a way that could be misconstrued. I used a mocking voice when talking about how some intersex people view themselves, but it was because I was thinking negatively about the attitudes about intersex people that attempt to make us wonder “what is wrong with [us].” I’d like to clarify that the tone was motivated by my feelings about these negative attitudes about being intersex, not about the people who have absorbed them.

Short Intvw on UN Radio’s UN Gender Focus

Short Intvw on UN Radio’s UN Gender Focus

It’s hard to encapsulate complex intersex human rights issues and one’s life experience and gender identity in 2 minutes, but I’m very grateful to UN Radio for allowing me to do so in this educational segment about intersex people & gender fluid gender identity issues — even though they accidentally called me “HILDA”, lol. Enjoy!… Continue Reading

Interviewed live today on LA radio’s Ann Walker Show, with Ian Harvie!

I’m very excited to be interviewed live today on the fabulous Ann Walker Show,  co-hosted by hysterical, talented trans comedian Ian Harvie, who has starred on the acclaimed television show Transparent, and was interviewed along with me and others in the fantastic new book The Human Agenda. The show runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Pacific Standard… Continue Reading

Interview on LA Talk Radio 5-7pm

Today I’ll be talking with fabulous radio personality Sheena Metal — who recently came out as intersex herself — on her show the Sheena Metal Experience!!! Two intersex folks dishing it for two hours on the radio– it’s a first for me & it should be great. 🙂 To listen in, go to: Continue Reading

I’ll be on BBC World Services tonight

I’m going to be interviewed on BBC World Services tonight about being intersex in light of Germany’s new third gender law, which becomes effective tomorrow, November 1st. The show, Newsday, starts at 8:30pm PST (calif time), and I should be on approx 9:20pm. Spoiler alert: the law is NOT a good thing for intersex babies,… Continue Reading

On The Ann Walker Show — the Day of DOMA’s Defeat!

Hi all! So excited to be speaking today — on the historic demise of DOMA (the Defense of marriage Act)– with radio personality and award-winning TV, film and stage actress Ann Walker on The Ann Walker Show on United Broadcast Radio.  Tune in from 6-7:30pm (I’ll be coming on around 6:20) at, Channel 1. Also… Continue Reading

Hida discusses Semenya & Gender Verification Testing on KPFA radio’s “Pushing Limits”

Today I was interviewed on KPFA’s “Pushing Limits” radio program, along with Organization Intersex International (OII) founder Curtis Hinkle, regarding human rights for intersex people, particularly with regards to how intersex female athletes are being treated in the wake of the gender-testing of South African track star Caster Semenya. Listen to the program >> Continue Reading

Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”